Common Pests That Infect Trees in the Las Vegas Valley Posted on by admin

Pest infestations, if left untreated, can cause serious damage to trees, plants and shrubs. Recognizing a potential pest problem early on will prevent extensive and irreversible damages. Nevada Tree Service has the expertise needed to quickly identify and treat pests that most commonly affect trees in the Las Vegas Valley. If you have questions regarding pest infestations call our professional tree care services, and we will help you diagnose and treat the problem.

Aphids

Aphids are tiny insects that feed off trees and new plant growth. Aphids come in a variety of colors and vary in size. They feed in clusters by sucking sap from the tree, secreting a sticky fluid in the process causing leaves to curl..Aphids breed quickly and will continue to feed on a tree until they have killed the plant before moving on to the next.

If you notice the leaves of your Las Vegas trees curling inward or notice a cluster of small lice-like insects, chances are high that your tree has an aphid infestation. Other signs of an aphid problem include sticky sap like fluid on leaves and surrounding areas of the tree.

Spider Mites

Spider mites are tiny arachnids that feed off sap from the bottom of tree leaves. Spider mites are difficult to see with extremely high reproduction rates, often enabling infestations to quickly spread.Spider mites cause leaves to appear yellowed with a silk-like webbed substance between them.

Spider mites are extremely active during summers and thrive in dry dusty conditions. If you suspect a spider infestation on one or more of your Las Vegas valley trees, call us at Nevada Tree Service for comprehensive tree care services.

Beetles

Pests Infects TreeMany different species of beetles are considered a threat to trees with each species attacking trees in individual ways. Tree-killing beetles bore into bark, tree limbs and even into roots, laying eggs under the bark causing a range of damage and even death of the tree.

Nevada Tree Service can provide a crucial tree care plans that will help keep your tree healthy by removing and destroying infested branches.

Borers

Tree borers lay eggs within a tree that then chew through the bark and roots, weakening trees by disrupting the proper transfer of water and essential nutrients. After some time, the chewed areas will girdle or break off.  Borer infestations can be identified by tiny holes throughout trunks, branches and stems from which sawdust-like particles come out. Borers are best prevented through routine tree service provided from experienced professionals.

Las Vegas Tree Care 

If you suspect your trees are suffering from a pest infestation, contact us at Nevada Tree Service. Our team of tree experts can accurately assess the condition of your Las Vegas trees and take the necessary steps to treat and restore. Call us at (702) 433-4700 before pest infestations cause lasting damage.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700